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The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 9 and 15 October

14th October 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

First Service

Collect One

O almighty and most merciful God,
of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee,
from all things that may hurt us;
that we, being ready both in body and soul,
may cheerfully accomplish those things
that thou wouldest have done;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Holy Spirit equips your Church with a rich variety of gifts:
Grant us so to use them that, living the gospel of Christ
and eager to do your will,
we may share with the whole creation in the joys of eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

Psalm 22: 1–15 or Psalm 90:12–17

The Second Reading

Hebrews 4: 12–16

The Gospel Reading

Mark 10: 17–31

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Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
whose Son, the light unfailing,
has come from heaven to deliver the world
from the darkness of ignorance:
Let these holy mysteries open the eyes of our understanding
that we may know the way of life, and walk in it without stumbling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Job 23: 1–9, 16–17
11* Can we by searching find out God

(c) Psalm Psalm 22: 1–15
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
361* Now thank we all our God
537* O God, our help in ages past

(p) 1st Reading Amos 5: 6–7, 10–15
509* Your kingdom come, O God

(p) Psalm Psalm 90: 12–17
695* God of mercy, God of grace
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour

2nd Reading Hebrews 4: 12–16
218* And can it be that I should gain
65 At evening when the sun had set
51* Awake, my soul, and with the sun
319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
207* [Forty days and forty nights]
668* God is our fortress and our rock
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
384* Lord, thy word abideth
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
439* Once, only once, and once for all
627* What a friend we have in Jesus
291 Where high the heavenly temple stands

The Gospel Mark 10: 17–31
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
11* Can we by searching find out God
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
637* O for a closer walk with God
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
597* Take my life, and let it be
660* Thine for ever! God of love
662* Those who would valour see
(He who would valiant be)
605 Will you come and follow me

Second Service

Collect One

O almighty and most merciful God,
of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee,
from all things that may hurt us;
that we, being ready both in body and soul,
may cheerfully accomplish those things
that thou wouldest have done;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Holy Spirit equips your Church with a rich variety of gifts:
Grant us so to use them that, living the gospel of Christ
and eager to do your will,
we may share with the whole creation in the joys of eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Joshua 5: 13 – 6: 20

The Psalm

Psalms 127, [128]

The Second Reading

Romans 2: 17–29

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 11: 20–30

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Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
whose Son, the light unfailing,
has come from heaven to deliver the world
from the darkness of ignorance:
Let these holy mysteries open the eyes of our understanding
that we may know the way of life, and walk in it without stumbling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

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